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Testimony: God is NEVER too late

Today I wanna share a testimony with you. Once again God showed me in HIS amazing way that He is never too late.

For many years I have been working in our family business – a bakery. I was trained to be a Pastry Chef but I do many things besides…I work in the store, do all the decorations, come up with new product ideas etc.

Since we found out that I am pregnant, it’s been my prayer that God would send a new Pastry Chef that can do all my work. In the meantime both our Bakers stopped working for us within 3 weeks; we were shocked when we found out that they wanted to leave. So our prayer has not only been to find someone that could replace me, but now we were also in need of more staff….

My belly started growing and work got harder for me, I felt like a snail trying to make it to the mountain top, but the mountain seemed completely out of reach, the demand grew and I had less energy…

But I have experienced SO many times that God is never too late and that he hears the cry of our hearts. First, He sent us a young man who worked as a waiter before, he quickly learned everything and is so happy working for us – what a blessing. Through him our trainee who is quite a challenge starts opening up which is yet a whole other miracle for us!

And now God send us a sweet young lady who started working for us this week. She is calm, working focused and just of a real sweet spirit. I gladly hand over my “baby” (all the pastries) to her. She was sent from heaven and she will do amazing.

 

Thank you, God! You are SO amazing!

 

Be encouraged to believe for your breakthrough. God has NOT forgotten you! Nothing is too big and nothing is too small for Him. Remember, He is ALMIGHTY!


Wedding dress shopping with Jesus

Ever since I’ve been a Teenager I loved to dive into the world of weddings with all its glamour and romance. Every now and then I would buy a bridal magazine and loved looking at the various dresses, the wonderful flower arrangements, table decorations and everything else. I began to imagine what my wedding would be like one day. One day I found my absolute dream dress in one of those magazines; I must have been 18 or 19 at the time. I cut the picture out and put it into my Bible to keep it safe and hide it there. From time to time I would take the picture out and take a moment to dream of my wedding and the wonderful dress. After that I would put the picture back to its place.

Quite a few years went by and I was sometimes anxiously wondering if my big day would actually happen at all… And now it is almost here and I’m so happy about this wonderful guy who has been gifted to me by my Father in Heaven.

When Tom proposed to me and we set a date for the wedding I wanted to make sure that one of the first things I took care of was the wedding dress. At the beginning of the year I visited a wedding fair together with a friend of mine who is getting married this year, too. We gathered a lot of ideas and I took a leaflet from one of the booths that advertised wedding dresses.

Bevor I went there for the real appointment, I wanted to go there and have a look how the shop presented itself. It didn’t look very promising. I prayed and asked Jesus to show me in which shop He sees my wedding dress. There are so many bridal shops to choose from and I didn’t really want to run from one to another and try on 100 different dresses, only to find that I still didn’t know which one I liked. I still had this picture of “my dress”. Well, Jesus showed me very clearly that my dress would be found in the not very promising looking store.

To be honest I doubted this and arranged an appointment with another store initially. I went there together with my Mom and took my little picture with me, too. We had only just entered the shop and were almost still on the door step when my enquiry was brushed off with the advice that this kind of style (a dress with arms) is not in fashion at present. Allegedly everyone wants to present their arms and shoulders naked. I was told that I could maybe let a Bolero with the dress. But that didn’t come in line with what I had in mind. At the end of the day it was meant to be “my dress” and the one I would feel the most comfortable in.

We bid the shop farewell and made a spontaneous trip to the other shop which Jesus had shown me and which I didn’t have any hope for at all. We had no agreed appointment with them and it took us a 30 minute trip through Rush Hour traffic to get there. We arrived short before they closed and were asked to take a seat for a moment.

Moments later we were told to go and have a look at the section which presented all the wedding dresses to the customers. It was really very small. And right there it was! “My dress” was hanging there, slightly different than the one on my picture, but it is my dress. I tried it on and love it immediately. We also found the suitable accessories fairly quickly and they fitted very well, too. Both my Mom and the shop assistant were very happy. And the best thing – I had a 30 % Spring discount as well!

This experience has shown me once again that I can trust in Jesus to make everything perfect. Even when I have a different perception of the outward circumstances, His plan is coming together and beginning to work when I trust HIM – HE knows the whole picture!

And now I can’t wait to wear this wonderful dress very soon.


Supernatural peace

„The peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4,7)

Every now and then there are situations in life that steal the peace inside us. Do you experience that, too? Or is it just me? Situations where we react totally unspiritual even though we should know better. Situations where we feel so helpless and alone.

Recently I had such an experience. Over quite some time I had lots of problems with one tooth, after all a root canal treatment had to be done and even that did not really work out the way it is supposed to be. So I was sent to an Oral Surgeon, to cut off the root ends. I must confess I am NOT at all a Fan of Visits at the Dentist and now that … I was quite nervous. Due to several circumstances the surgery date had to be postponed. That did not really fill me with more anticipation for the upcoming surgery. The morning of the surgery I could sense how anxiety rose inside of me.

I did pray that God would be with me and take away my fear, but suddenly I realized, I had not taken over authority over those feelings of fear, authority I have through Christ Jesus. The above verse came to my mind. I spoke by faith and asked the Holy Spirit to fill my heart with His peace. I gave Him all fears and anxiety and trusted Him fully. It was amazing – minutes later I was totally at peace. I sensed how the Holy Spirit filled me and washed away all fear. When the time of the surgery got closer I was SO at peace. Wow! That was quite a lesson for me! I felt HIS presence during the entire surgery and knew I am comforted in HIM. The surgery went really well, there were no complications at all. I am so thankful to my heavenly Daddy for that and also for this “real life” lesson.

Try it out! You will experience that, too. Hand over to God situations that you can’t handle, he will take your hand and guide you through the fog into His glorious light. He is faithful to His promises!


Sing to the LORD a new song

„O sing to the Lord a new song, for He has done wonderful things…

 Shout joyfully to the Lord, all the earth; Break forth and sing for joy and sing praises.” (Psalm 98,1.4)

 

This verse literally hit me the other day. We are very good in singing God the songs we know, the songs that are written down on paper, in songbooks, in hymn books,… we stick to what is written down, some of us sing louder, others prefer not to sing, because someone might have said “You can’t sing”. But what does this scripture tell us?! Right! It is talking about a NEW song! What is a new song? Right! One that has never been there before. You might say, “I am not a singer. I am not a Poet, I am not a writer, etc.” Guess what, the least of us are, BUT, our heavenly Papa LOVES our worship, He loves when we sing to Him our praises, when we love on HIM with our voices, when we thank Him for who He is and what He has done for us.

There are Millions of songs, melodies, rhythms, symphonies in heaven that are just waiting to be downloaded to earth. We are the vessels God wants to use to bring this NEW song, this new sound, the very sound of HEAVEN to earth.

You don’t have to be a perfect singer to sing, all you have to be is an extravagant lover of the most amazing God! I greatly encourage you, just look to Papa God, see His beauty, open your mouth (don’t be ashamed!!!) and let it flow, in the beginning it might sound funny, just let it flow. It’s just like with everything, we learn and grow as we practice …. Start right now. Sing to HIM a new song!

I have so many stories when God invaded my simple worship, I start singing in tongues and soon after words and melodies fill my spirit that are just so heavenly. I LOVE those moments when He invades my worship. When we sing to Him that new song, we often times even prophesy into out very life situations, calling forth the things He already has ready to bless us with. As we sing it out, we release it. Don’t you want ALL HE has for you?!

Be encouraged and start singing to HIM your new song today!

 


The little chapel in the hills – Die kleine Kapelle in den Bergen

A while ago I was on a Family holiday with my parents and nephews (9 & 10). One day we drove up to this little chapel hidden in the mountains. It belongs to a small monastry. I had been there before and wanted to take my family there, too.

As we entered that chapel no people where there. We strolled through the aisles, looked at the paintings, I stopped in front of the Altar, facing the Altar, I closed my eyes and started singing a worship song, it didn’t take long till I could sense the sweet fragrance of the Holy Spirit filling the room, I sang another song. After a precious time of worship I turned to leave the chapel and was nearly shocked when I saw the pews filled with people listening, enjoying that short time of worship. They must have sneaked in very quietly. As I walked outside some of them nodded there had with a “Thank you” and I was just thankful having been able to spend this time of worship giving them the chance to encounter God.  After all they were tourists wanting to see another sight on their list of things to see. They most probably didn’t expect to encounter God. I didn’t mean to entertain anyone, I was just filling the place with worship, allowing Father God to love on those folks. I hadn’t planned that. It just flew naturally and I just had eyes for my heavenly Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. That was so precious!

I got bolder now, worshipping in public places – our praise & worship changes the atmosphere and allows Gods Holy Spirit to come and touch people. When we start worshipping HIM heaven comes down and HE works in situations that we have no answers for, all we have to do is lift up our eyes to HIM, lift up our voices and PRAISE HIM, love on HIM and HE will do the impossible, HE will bring light in situations that seem impossible, HE will heal & restore.

Sometimes it seems too hard to praise, that’s when we speak of a “Praise Offering”, I can tell a number of stories where I just wanted to cry, hide, mourn and be depressive due to situations that where too hard to bear, BUT turning to GOD in those situations and starting to worship him has brought healing – physical & emotional, joy, new life, love, peace,….

Be encouraged, try it out. God LOVES hearing you sing HIM your love song. It doesn’t have to be well known songs, just sing whatever is in your heart, you will be amazed about the well that’s opening up inside of you. And don’t you say “I can’t sing.” YOU CAN! GOD loves to hear your voice!

 

Sing to the Lord a new song;

Sing to the Lord, all the earth.

2 Sing to the Lord, bless His name;

Proclaim good tidings of His salvation from day to day.

3 Tell of His glory among the nations,

His wonderful deeds among all the peoples.

4 For great is the Lord and greatly to be praised;

He is to be feared above all gods.

5 For all the gods of the peoples are idols,

But the Lord made the heavens.

6 Splendor and majesty are before Him,

Strength and beauty are in His sanctuary.

 

7 Ascribe to the Lord, O families of the peoples,

Ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.

8 Ascribe to the Lord the glory of His name;

Bring an offering and come into His courts.

9 Worship the Lord in holy attire;

Tremble before Him, all the earth.

10 Say among the nations, “The Lord reigns;

Indeed, the world is firmly established, it will not be moved;

He will judge the peoples with equity.”

 

11 Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice;

Let the sea roar, and all it contains;

12 Let the field exult, and all that is in it.

Then all the trees of the forest will sing for joy

13 Before the Lord, for He is coming,

For He is coming to judge the earth.

He will judge the world in righteousness

And the peoples in His faithfulness.

(Psalm 96)

 

 

Vor einer Weile war ich auf Familienurlaub mit meinen Eltern und Neffen (9&10). Eines Tages fuhren wir zu einer kleinen Kapelle, die versteckt in den Bergen gelegen ist. Sie gehört zu einem kleinen Kloster. Ich war früher schon mal da, diesmal wollte ich diesen Schatz meiner Familie zeigen.

Als wir in die Kapelle reingingen, waren wir die Einzigen. Wir spazierten durch das Kirchlein und sahen uns die Gemälde an. Ich blieb vorm Altar stehen und schaute Richtung Altar. Ich schloss meine Augen und fing an ein Anbetungslied zu singen. Es dauerte nicht lange bis ich die Gegenwart des Heiligen Geistes spüren konnte, wie sie den Raum erfüllte. Ich sang ein weiteres Lied. Nach einer kurzen, kostbaren Zeit der Anbetung wandte ich mich um, um die Kapelle wieder zu verlassen. Ich war fast geschockt als ich sah, dass sich die Kirche bis auf den letzten Platz mit Leuten gefüllt hatte, die diese kurze Zeit der Anbetung genossen. Sie mussten sich sehr leise rein geschlichen haben. Als ich die Kapelle verließ, nickten mir manche mit einem „Danke“ zu. Ich war einfach dankbar, diese Zeit der Anbetung zu haben und diesen Menschen eine Chance zu geben, Gott zu begegnen. Schließlich waren sie alle Touristen, die eine weitere Sehenswürdigkeit auf ihre Listen abhaken wollten. Sicherlich erwarteten sie nicht, eine Begegnung mit Gott zu haben. Ich hatte auch nicht vor irgendjemand zu unterhalten oder eine Show abzuziehen. Ich füllte einfach den Raum mit Anbetung und erlaubte Gott diese Menschen zu lieben. Das hatte ich nicht geplant. Es floss einfach ganz natürlich. Ich hatte einfach nur Augen für meinen Vater, Jesus und den Heiligen Geist. Das war so kostbar.

Mittlerweile bin ich mutiger geworden Gott an öffentlichen Orten anzubeten – unser Lobpreis und unsere Anbetung verändern die Atmosphäre und erlauben dem Heiligen Geist zu kommen und Menschen zu berühren. Wenn wir anfangen, anzubeten, kommt der Himmel herab und ER wirkt in Situationen, für die wir keine Antworten wissen. Alles was wir tun müssen, ist unsere Augen zu IHM zu erheben, unsere Stimmen erheben und IHN ANBETEN, IHN lieben, dann wird ER das Unmögliche tun, ER bringt Licht in Situationen die unmöglich erschienen, ER heilt und stellt wieder her.

Manchmal scheint es zu hart, IHN anzubeten, dann sprechen wir von einem „Lobpreisopfer“. Ich kann eine ganze Reihe von Erfahrungen erzählen, wo ich lieber geweint, mich in einer Ecke versteckt, gejammert hätte oder mich depressiv verhalten hätte – aufgrund von Situationen wo alles zu viel war. Aber in dem ich mich in diesen Situationen Gott zu wandte und anfing IHN anzubeten, erlebte ich Heilung – körperlich und emotional, Freude, Neues Leben, Liebe, Frieden, …

Sei ermutigt, versuche es. Gott LIEBT es wenn du IHM deine Liebe in einem Lied ausdrückst. Es müssen keine wohlgeformten Worte sein, singe einfach was Dir aus dem Herzen fließt. Du wirst staunen welche Quelle sich in dir öffnet. Und sag bloß nicht „Ich kann nicht singen.“ Du kannst singen! Gott liebt es deine Stimme zu hören!

 

„Singt dem Herrn ein neues Lied,

singt dem Herrn, alle Welt!

2 Singt dem Herrn, preist seinen Namen,

verkündigt Tag für Tag sein Heil!

3 Erzählt unter den Heiden von seiner Herrlichkeit,

unter allen Völkern von seinen Wundern!

4 Denn groß ist der Herr und hoch zu loben;

er ist furchtbar über alle Götter.

5 Denn alle Götter der Völker sind nichtige Götzen;

aber der Herr hat die Himmel gemacht.

6 Pracht und Majestät sind vor seinem Angesicht,

Stärke und Herrlichkeit in seinem Heiligtum.

7 Bringt dar dem Herrn, ihr Völkerstämme,

bringt dar dem Herrn Ehre und Lob!

8 Bringt dar dem Herrn die Ehre seines Namens,

bringt Gaben dar und geht ein zu seinen Vorhöfen!

9 Betet den Herrn an in heiligem Schmuck;

erbebt vor ihm, alle Welt!

10 Sagt unter den Heiden: Der Herr regiert als König!

Darum steht auch der Erdkreis fest und wankt nicht.

Er wird die Völker gerecht richten.

11 Es freue sich der Himmel, und die Erde frohlocke,

es brause das Meer und was es erfüllt!

12 Es jauchze das Feld und alles, was darauf ist!

Dann sollen alle Bäume des Waldes jubeln

13 vor dem Herrn, denn er kommt,

denn er kommt, um die Erde zu richten!

Er wird den Erdkreis richten mit Gerechtigkeit

und die Völker in seiner Treue.“

(Psalm 96)


The Angel in shabby clothes – Der Engel in Lumpen

Every now and then I wanna share about several encounters I had with Angels. They are among us, God is sending them to us to help and support us, I am sure you encountered them, too. So be aware when you experience things that are unusual or you realize “that was the helping hand I needed”. I am sure God sent an angel right in that moment. So here is one of the Angels I encountered….

I was ministering in several churches in South Africa. On a day off the Pastors that hosted me took me on a beautiful day out – we enjoyed our leisure time together, had a great time at our destination and simply enjoyed our time off after a busy week. When we got back to the car we saw the mess. The Pastors Mercedes had a flat tire. Unfortunately he was not able to fix his car himself and the tools Mercedes provided where ridiculous.  The problem was, we had to be back in town by a certain time as we had an appointment for the evening. Time was running away and there we were in the midst of nowhere.

I cried out to God, “Father, send us an Angel that can fix the car no matter what he looks like.” Just a few seconds later two guys showed up in really shabby clothes and asked us if they can help us – wow, actually they looked more like wanting to rob us. But God had sent them, to help us, I thought about my “…no matter what they look like…” prayer in a split second.

With hilarious simple tools they fixed the car in the shortest time and we could travel back home safely and even made it to our evening appointment.

This experience showed me clearly, that God has his helping hands everywhere, ready to support us and we can ask, that He opens our eyes to see them that we may encounter their help in hopeless situations. We can accept their help and get to experience how God fights for us.

 

 

Ich werde immer mal wieder über verschiedene Begegnungen mit Engeln schreiben die ich hatte. Sie sind mitten unter uns, Gott sendet sie uns, damit sie uns helfen und uns unterstützen. Ich bin mir sicher, du hast sie auch schon erlebt. Sei aufmerksam wenn du Dinge erlebst die ungewöhnlich sind oder du bemerkst „Das war die helfende Hand die ich brauchte“. Ich bin mir sicher, Gott sandte einen Engel in genau diesem Moment. Hier ist der Engel, dem ich begegnete.

Ich war in Südafrika unterwegs und diente in verschiedenen Gemeinden. An einem freien Tag unternahm das Pastorenehepaar einen schönen Ausflug mit mir, wir genossen das Beisammensein, das was wir uns ansahen und die freie Zeit. Als wir zurück zum Auto kamen, sahen wir das Elend. Das Auto hatte einen Platten. Leider hatte der Pastor, was technische Dinge anging zwei linke Hände und das mitgelieferte Werkzeug erwies sich als Luftnummer. Das Problem war, wir mussten zu einem bestimmten Zeitpunkt zurück sein in unserer Stadt, da wir am Abend noch eine Verabredung hatten.  Die Zeit rannte davon und wir waren mitten in der Pampa.

Ich schrie zum HERRN, „HERR, schicke uns einen Engel, der uns hilft, egal wie er aussieht.“ Es dauerte nur wenige Sekunden bis zwei junge Männer in Lumpen kamen und fragten, ob sie uns helfen können – wow, sie sahen echt eher so aus, als ob sie uns ausrauben wollen, aber PAPA hatte sie gesandt, uns zu helfen, ich dachte sehr schnell an mein „…egal wie sie aussehen..“ Gebet. In Windeseile und mit einem lächerlichen Binsenbau als Werkzeug zogen sie das Ersatzrad. Wir konnten die Heimreise antreten und schafften es sogar noch pünktlich zu unserer abendlichen Verabredung.

Dieses Erlebnis hat mich sehr deutlich gelehrt, dass Gott Seine Helfer überall im Einsatz hat und wir dürfen darum bitten, dass Er unsere Augen für sie öffnet und wir im jeweiligen Moment, wenn wir in einer ausweglosen Situation sind, ihre Hilfe annehmen und so erleben wie Gott für uns streitet.